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Pardon our Dust -- Here We Grow Again

on Wednesday, 18 July 2012

With help from key community organizations, Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) will expand enrollment from 290 students last year to an approximate enrollment of 360 on the first day of school this year (August 13, 2012). The school will now have the ability to nearly double its enrollment in the coming years thanks to a donation of eight portable classroom buildings from The Classical Academy, a charter school in District 20.

Pikes Peak Prep Fourth Grade Field Trip to Evergreen Cemetery

The field trip to Evergreen Cemetery included a tour of the whole cemetery, information about the history of the cemetery, and who gave the land so that it could be created. General Palmer was responsible for giving the land for the cemetery and Prospect Lake, solely created as a reservoir to water the grass and trees planted at the cemetery.

The fourth grade class also toured the chapel, both upstairs in the sanctuary and downstairs where the caskets were kept in storage; during cold weather, the ground was frozen and too hard to dig into until spring time. The tour guide, Dianne Hartshorn of the Historical Society, showed the students where Stratton and General Palmer (wife, daughter, and in-law) were buried and talked about their historical significance.

Pikes Peak Prep was recognized by the Colorado State Board of Education as a School Recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award winner. The award was given in recognition of the school’s “demonstration of outstanding student growth on Colorado’s 2010-2011 School Performance Framework.”

PPP art students visit Cicitello gallery

The Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) high school art class visited the Gallery of Contemporary art at UCCS on Friday March 2nd to view the life work of proffessor Louis Cicitello.

From the GOCA website "Cicotello was well-known and beloved regionally, having moved to Colorado Springs from Kansas City, MO. in 1984 to serve as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at UCCS. Cicotello was Professor of Fine Arts through 2007 at UCCS and inspired countless students in their own careers.

Pikes Peak Prep Juniors and Seniors visit Everest College

Everest College sent a Limo to pick up the Pikes Peak Prep students for a tour of the college. For most of the students it was there first time to ride in such luxury. Once they arrived at the college they were greeted by the Everest College staff who provided them information and a tour of the facility. The students were treated to lunch, candy, and even got to ride back to Pikes Peak Prep in the Limo.

Local CenturyLink employees present school supplies to Pikes Peak Prep

CenturyLink employees in Colorado Springs recently organized a school supplies drive for Pikes Peak Prep, a local school founded in 2005. A group of CenturyLink employees presented the supplies to students and teachers at the school on Friday October 21st, 2011.

Supporting K-12 education is one of CenturyLink’s philanthropic focus areas,” said Mark Bittle, market development manager for Colorado Springs. fter touring Pikes Peak Prep, we knew that donating supplies would help improve the lives of our customers and neighbors.

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